Who is Josef Mengele?

Josef Mengele. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Nazi SS doctor who experimented on prisoners at Auschwitz. Josef Mengele ([ˈjoːzɛf ˈmɛŋələ] (listen); 16 March 1911 – 7 February 1979) was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

What happened to Josef Mengele after Kursk?

That summer, another German army was eviscerated at Kursk. Between the two battles, during the meatgrinder offensive at Rostov, Mengele was severely wounded and rendered unfit for further action.

What did Josef Mengele do at Auschwitz?

Josef Mengele. Josef Mengele (/ˈmɛŋɡələ/; German: [ˈmɛŋələ]; 16 March 1911 – 7 February 1979) was a German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer and physician in Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. He performed deadly human experiments on prisoners and was a member of the team of doctors who selected victims to be killed in the gas chambers.

What happened to Josef Mengele at Birkenau?

Several weeks after its liquidation, in November 1943 Mengele undertook a new position as Chief Camp Physician of Auschwitz II (Birkenau). He was still under Wirths’ jurisdiction.

What happened to Josef Mengele’s Angel of death?

The “Angel of Death” dies. He became a citizen of Paraguay in 1959. He later moved to Brazil, where he met up with another former Nazi party member, Wolfgang Gerhard. In 1985, a multinational team of forensic experts traveled to Brazil in search of Mengele. They determined that a man named Gerhard had died of a stroke while swimming in 1979.

When did Josef Mengele move from Germany to Brazil?

West German authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in 1959, and a request for extradition in 1960. Alarmed by the capture of Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires in that same year, Mengele moved to Paraguay and then to Brazil.